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NameMr. Shaun Gallagher
OrganizationUniversity of Florida
TopicInorganic Chemistry

Gold oligomeric light emitting materials with controllable color emission


Shaun Gallagher1, Kirk Schanze2, and Adam Veige1

Author Location(s)

1 University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, Center for Catalysis, P.O. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL, 32611
2 University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Chemistry, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249




The inorganic click (iClick) reaction between PEt3AuN3 and various triethylgold diacetylides generate oligomers through aurophilic self-assembly. Gold oligomers were synthesized from gold diacetylides with blue (2,7-diethynyl-9,9-ocyl fluorene), green (2,1,3-benzothiadiazole), and red (4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)-2,1,3- benzothiadiazole) chromophores and PEt3AuN3. The formed oligomers are in a dynamic state because the aurophilic interaction is reversible.  By varying the ratios of oligomers in solution the emission color can be tuned.